A bit about us
Each dog is unique but as owners we pretty much all want the same thing: to live happily with our dogs. To take them anywhere, to enjoy their company, to have fun together, for them not to embarrass us by stealing sandwiches from a kids’ picnic, turning deaf when we call and barking their heads off at every dog that passes (yep, we’ve had dogs that did all of that too).
Our dog training story began many years ago when we found ourselves in a big, chaotic, stressful class in a small, noisy hall. No-one was having fun. Not even the instructor. And we thought: ‘We could do this better. A lot better.’
Since then, Sue Rose has studied with some incredible dog trainers and behaviourists from the UK, Europe and America and is a fully qualified member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers
‘My starting point with dogs is emotion. Excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration and pleasure drive your dog’s behaviour. Understanding emotion is the key to successful training and solving many problem behaviours.’
Carol Connor has studied widely with the IMDT, focussing on group classes: ‘I want our classes to be fun for the owner AND the dog. If you’re both enjoying it, you’ll both be motivated to keep training. ’
Whether you have a dog whose behaviour is a problem, or you’re just starting out with a puppy, we're here to help you to enjoy your dog and your dog to enjoy life.
'There has been has amazing improvement following your visit. Many, many thanks' Simon, Hazelmere
'We like the relaxed, positive way the sessions run. The interaction with all the owners and their dogs is great and we feel we have learnt a lot from you both' G.L, Beaconsfield
'Sue Rose is an incredible dog trainer giving her clients confidence quickly and endless patience to help resolve any problems. I recommend her regularly and wouldn't hesitate to go back and brush up my training abilities as and when any issues arise. My dog adores her even more and is a happier dog because of her training advice' LM, Little Kingshill
We had tried other puppy classes locally and were starting to despair.. but the Shape ‘Em Up course taught all the things we had tried before but in a new way that just clicked with our 6 month old. Very useful, we highly recommend.
"Thank you for training Elsie. It was fun and funny" Hannah F, age 6